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Toivo “Deutsch” Lainevool
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Web publisher, Software developer, General geek.
Web publisher, Software developer, General geek.

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Yikes, Google Reader is broken, and has been for about 10 hours or so. I looked at the Google Reader Twitter account and they haven't posted anything since Nov 2011. And, they don't sem to have a Google+ page. I sure hope this doesn't signal the end of Reader. I rely on it every day.

I guess the lack of response from Google, and the lack of people commenting on it here and on Twitter is a bit disturbing. Might have to find an alternative soon.

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The Space Shuttle Endeavour flew right over our building in Hollywood today. #spottheshuttle  
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Wohoo! $5 for $10 worth of coffee, I'll buy that.

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I rarely use Facebook anymore, but there are just too many friends and family on there to completely ignore it.

I always try to log out of Facebook whenever I'm done looking at something, but I never really know when I might be tracked. This plugin gives me some peace of mind.

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Surprising Pinterest Results

I experimented with Pinterest a little last week and got some interesting results. I did two pins about hotel deals in Las Vegas. Here are the numbers I got on Pinterest:

Pin #1 - 8 likes, 23 repins
Pin #2 - 2 likes, 8 repins

I was really surprised at the amount of activity. I only have 21 followers and am not at all active on the site. These number look great!

What I was also surprised about was the click-through results. Out of all this activity, only 3 clicks were generated to the site that the pins were linked to. I find it strange that people are re-pinning so much, but don't even know what the pin links to.

I've heard a lot about how Pinterest drives great traffic (http://www.shopify.com/blog/6058268-how-pinterest-drives-ecommerce-sales), but this didn't seem to be the case here. Maybe it's because these were travel related pins instead of retail items?

The article I linked to doesn't have the number of pins/repins/likes vs. click-throughs, does anybody have data for that?

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This looks like a lot of fun. Outdoor screenings of classic movies.

Google+ Keyboard Shortcuts

For some reason Google+ Help does not list the keyboard shortcuts that are available, and I haven't found a complete list anywhere else, so here is my attempt....

Stream Navigation
j - next post in your stream
k - previous post in your stream
<space> - scroll down one page in stream
<shift> + <space> - scroll up one page in stream

Post Navigation
p - previous comment (also expands comments)
n - next comment (also expands comments)
<enter/return> - comment on current post (then use <tab>, <return> to post, or <tab>, <tab>, <enter> to cancel
+ or @ - to mention someone while posting/commenting
m - brings up top left menu, use arrow keys to navigate

General Navigation
<left arrow>, <left arrow> - put focus on left navigation bar, then up down arrows to navigate, enter to select
/ - put focus in seach bar, then <esc> to unfocus

Circle Page
+/- to adjust zoom of circles

What am I missing?

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This looks like a great move from Google Offers part. I wonder how many people will sign up to Google Offers just to get this?

Here is my circle of people taking the free Natural Language Processing course from Stanford. #nlp-class

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Securing Wordpress

One piece of advice from this article that I had never seen before ... remove inactive plugins. That makes a lot of sense, but I've never thought of it before.
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